Vol. 150, No. 14 — July 13, 2016


SOR/2016-168 June 22, 2016


Children’s Jewellery Regulations

P.C. 2016-595 June 21, 2016

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Health, pursuant to section 37 of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (see footnote a), makes the annexed Children’s Jewellery Regulations.

Children’s Jewellery Regulations



1 The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

children’s jewellery means jewellery that is manufactured, sized, decorated, packaged, advertised or sold in a manner that appeals primarily to children under 15 years of age but does not include merit badges, medals for achievement or other similar objects normally worn only occasionally. (bijoux pour enfants)

good laboratory practices means practices that are in accordance with the principles set out in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development document entitled OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practice, Number 1 of the OECD Series on Principles of Good Laboratory Practice and Compliance Monitoring, ENV/MC/CHEM(98)17, the English version of which is dated January 21, 1998 and the French version of which is dated March 6, 1998. (bonnes pratiques de laboratoire)


Lead content

2 Children’s jewellery, when tested using good laboratory practices, must not contain more than 600 mg/kg of lead, not more than 90 mg/kg of which may be migratable lead.


3 The Children’s Jewellery Regulations (see footnote 1) are repealed.

Coming into Force


4 These Regulations come into force on the day on which they are registered.

N.B. The Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement for these Regulations appears following SOR/2016-164, Asbestos Products Regulations.